As the quiet patch that is easter and half term draws to a close we have noticed a decided upturn in removal enquiries – especially for those moving house. We already have a number of large house moves booked in for May and the enquiries are coming in at the same rate they used to before the words “credit crunch” became commonplace.
This is very positive news for removals and may it be the start of the upturn. The general consensus seems to be that the housing market has reached rock bottom and the only way things can then move is up. Traditionally the summer has always been the busiest period for removals and with the backlog of people wanting to move, could it be we’re in for a bumper summer?
It is fair to say, we are London based, and London will always be best placed to recover first and there is certainly more money flowirng through the system. Housing in London will always be at a premium and it follows good removal companies will always have moving customers.
As always, even before the credit crunch, price is important and our rates reflect the state of the economy but we haven’t reduced our rates to a level where the job is done at a loss or breakeven, unlike some competitors, and we haven’t reduced the high level of service we offer including all the standards one would expect from a professional removal company. We still have all our insurances, an up to date fleet of removal vehicles, a crew of full time salaried employees and state of the art equipment.
Here’s hoping that these really are “green shoots” we are seeing in the removals industry and that the good companies that survived the recession are well placed to reap the rewards and get moving again.